Actresses From New York

New York has produced a number of Actresses who have made it big. These include Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, Nora Lum, Cardi B and others.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 22, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

The popular, award winning gorgeous artist, Scarlett Johansson is the highest paid actress in the world. With an interest in acting, Scarlett Johansson debuted in films at the young age of eight and went on to act in numerous films including Lost in Translation, The Avengers, Hitchcock and Marriage Story. She has also worked in television and released an album.

 2 Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 12, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio

One of the highest-paid actresses in the world in the 2010s, Anne Hathaway is the recipient of many awards, including an Academy Award. She began acting as a teenager in the early 2000s and often portrayed princesses in her initial films. She started taking up versatile roles as her career progressed. She campaigns for gender equality and supports LGBTQA+ rights.

 3 Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez.
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Famous As: Singer, Actress, Dancer
Birthdate: July 24, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo

Jennifer Lopez established herself as the highest-paid Latin actress in Hollywood after starring in films such as Out of Sight, The Wedding Planner, Maid in Manhattan and Shall We Dance’. She is also an accomplished dancer and commercially very successful singer. She helped propel the Latin pop movement in American music. She is also a fashion designer and a businesswoman.

 4 Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 21, 1937
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Jane Fonda is hailed as one of the best actresses ever and has won two Oscars. She has acted in popular and acclaimed films like Barefoot in the Park, Barbarella, Klute, Coming Home, Julia, The Morning After, The China Syndrome and California Suite. She’s also known for her exercise videos and is famous for her opposition to the Vietnam War.

 5 Alexandra Daddario

Alexandra Daddario.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 16, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces

Rising to fame with her role as Annabeth Chase in the Percy Jackson film series, actress Alexandra Daddario made her television debut at the age of 16. A daughter of lawyers, she chose a profession considered unconventional in her family circle. Fully dedicated to her profession, she has studied the Meisner acting technique for years.

 6 Jennifer Connelly

Jennifer Connelly.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 12, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

An actress who began her career as a child model, Jennifer Connelly appeared in magazine, newspaper, and television advertising prior to taking up acting roles. The winner of an Academy Award, she is an accomplished actress who has appeared in many critically acclaimed films. She has been included on the lists of the world's most beautiful women many times.

 7 Susan Sarandon

Susan Sarandon.
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Birthdate: October 4, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra

Susan Sarandon is hailed as one of the best actresses of her time. She has starred in many acclaimed Hollywood films like Bull Durham, Thelma and Louise, Atlantic City and Lorenzo's Oil. In 1995 she won an Oscar for Dead Man Walking. She’s also a political activist and has often protested against issues like war, gun violence and migrant separation policy.

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 8 Marisa Tomei

Marisa Tomei.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 4, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

American actress, Marisa Tomei, gained fame when she starred in the 1992 film My Cousin Vinny. She received an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for the film. She was also appreciated for in the movies In the Bedroom and The Wrestler. What Women Want, Anger Management, The Ides of March, Cyrus, The Big Short and Avengers: Endgame are some of her other notable films.

 9 Liv Tyler

Liv Tyler.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 1, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer

Liv Tyler is one of the most popular American actresses. Apart from acting, she is also known for her activism; she is an ardent supporter of the United Nations Children's Fund. She also donates to the Women's Cancer Research Fund. Tyler practices transcendental meditation as she believes it helps her make better decisions.

 10 Kate McKinnon

Kate McKinnon.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 6, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Kate McKinnon is a popular American actress and comedian known for her work in sketch comedy series, such as Saturday Night Live and The Big Gay Sketch Show. She is also famous for co-creating a web-series called Notary Publix and an audio series titled Heads Will Roll. An openly gay actress, McKinnon serves as an inspiration to the LGBT community.

 11 Sigourney Weaver

Sigourney Weaver.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 8, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra

Sigourney Weaver is an American actress. Widely considered one of the most important female protagonists in the history of cinema, Sigourney is also regarded as a pioneer of action heroines in sci-fi films, thanks to her role in the Alien franchise. In 2003, she was ranked 20th in Channel 4's list of 100 Greatest Movie Stars of All Time.

 12 Angela Bassett

Angela Bassett.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 16, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo

Best known for playing real-life black women in biopics, Angela Bassett does not mind being typecast as someone who often plays biographical roles. She has portrayed prominent personalities like Tina Turner, Betty Shabazz, Katherine Jackson, and Coretta Scott King. Also a director, producer, and activist, Angela Bassett works toward bettering the lives of African-Americans.

 13 Sarah Hyland

Sarah Hyland.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 24, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Best known for portraying Haley Dunphy in the sitcom Modern Family, Sarah Hyland is a celebrated Hollywood actress. Despite undergoing 16 surgeries, including several kidney surgeries, Sarah went on to become a critically acclaimed actress. In 2018, she revealed that she had contemplated suicide because of her health issues. She has had two kidney transplants in the past.

 14 Bridget Moynahan

Bridget Moynahan.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 28, 1971
Sun Sign: Taurus

Bridget Moynahan is an American actress known for playing important roles in popular movies like the John Wick film series and I, Robot. From being a tomboy who loved playing soccer, basketball, and lacrosse at school to becoming a famous model and then an actress, Bridget Moynahan has had quite an inspiring and interesting journey so far.

 15 Diane Lane

Diane Lane.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 22, 1965
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Ranked 79th on VH1's list of 100 Greatest Kid Stars, Diane Lane started off as a child actress before becoming a well-known leading Hollywood actress. Also known for her beauty, Diane has been featured in lists, such as Top 99 Most Desirable Women. A talented actress, Diane Lane has also worked with several charity organizations, such as Heifer International.

 16 Hayden Panettiere

Hayden Panettiere.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 21, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo

American actress and model, Hayden Panettiere, started her career as a child artist. Her fame grew when she portrayed the role of a high school cheerleader with regenerative healing powers in the television series Heroes. She has also worked in the TV series, Nashville, and a number of films like Custody, Scream 4 and Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy.

 17 Lori Loughlin

Lori Loughlin.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 28, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo

Actress and producer, Lori Loughlin, has been active in the entertainment world for over four decades. Beginning her career as a print model at the age of 11, she started acting as a teenager. With time, she moved on to play more mature roles. In 2020, she was sentenced to two months in prison after she pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud.

 18 Téa Leoni

Téa Leoni.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 25, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces

Téa Leoni went on to establish a successful acting career in the American entertainment industry after landing her breakthrough role in the action comedy movie Bad Boys. Such was her popularity in the 1990s that an asteroid was named after her in 1993. Also known for her humanitarian work, Téa Leoni was named a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF in 2001.

 19 Lucy Liu

Lucy Liu.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 2, 1968
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

American actress, Lucy Liu, shot to fame with television series Ally McBeal and later proved her acting skills with films like Charlie's Angels, Kill Bill, Volume 1, Shanghai Noon and television series Elementary and Southland. Intelligent and multitalented, she has voiced animated films, turned producer/director, made her Broadway debut and last but not the least, is also a visual artist.

 20 Claire Danes

Claire Danes.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 12, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries

Claire Danes is best known for playing the role of a CIA agent in the popular television series Homeland, which ran from 2011 to 2020. However, her breakthrough role was as a 15-year-old in 1994-95 critically acclaimed television series, My So Called Life. She’s also acted in films like Terminator 3, The Hours, Les Miserables, Brokedown Palace and The Rainmaker.

 21 Mary Tyler Moore

Mary Tyler Moore.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 29, 1936
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: January 25, 2017

Actress and producer, Mary Tyler Moore, was well known for appearing in popular sitcoms in the 1960s and 1970s. She also appeared in a few movies and was nominated for an Academy Award. She advocated for animal rights and diabetes prevention and was the international chairman of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

 22 Natasha Lyonne

Natasha Lyonne.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 4, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Best known as Nicky Nichols from Orange Is the New Black and Nadia Vulvokov from Russian Doll, Emmy-nominated actor Natasha Lyonne began her career at age 6, with Pee-wee's Playhouse. Fans loved her as Jessica in the teen-comedy franchise American Pie. Natasha has struggled with legal issues and heroin addiction.

 23 Lea Michele

Lea Michele.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 29, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo

Lea Michele is an American actress and singer. She began her career as a child actress on Broadway and is best known for the role of Rachel Berry on the comedy-drama series Glee. She won many awards and was critically acclaimed for it. However, Lea has also been accused of being rude to her co-actors on the sets of Glee.

 24 Sienna Rose Miller

Sienna Rose Miller.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 28, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Sienna Rose Miller is a British-American actress. From being a photography model, who posed topless for Pirelli calendar, to becoming a prominent actress in the American film and TV industry, Miller's journey has been quite inspirational so far. Also known for her charity work, Miller touched the lives of many when she traveled to Haiti after the 2010 Haiti earthquake.

 25 Olivia Wilde

Olivia Wilde.
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Famous As: Actress, Model
Birthdate: March 10, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces

Popular actress and filmmaker, Olivia Wilde shot to fame with the award winning medical drama, House. Since then, she has appeared in numerous movies and television productions like TRON: Legacy, Richard Jewell and Bickford Shmeckler’s Cool Ideas; made her Broadway debut with 1984 and directorial debut with Booksmart. She is also a board member of Artists for Peace and Justice.

 26 Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 31, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius

American actress, Kerry Washington, attained fame when she starred in the television series, Scandal, which ran from 2012 to 2018. She was also commended for her role in the television film, Confirmation, and for the miniseries, Little Fires Everywhere. She has also acted in films like The Last King of Scotland, Django Unchained, Our Song, The Dead Girl and American Son.

 27 Phoebe Cates

Phoebe Cates.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 16, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
A knee injury at age 15 forced Phoebe Cates to reject a scholarship to the School of American Ballet. Daughter of a Broadway producer, this Juilliard-alumna is known for her roles in Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Gremlins. She also owns a boutique called Blue Tree on Madison Avenue.

 28 Jennifer Esposito

Jennifer Esposito.
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Famous As: Actress, Ex-Wife of Bradley Cooper
Birthdate: April 11, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries

Jennifer Esposito is an American actress who despite suffering from celiac disease, the details of which she has written in her book Jennifer's Way, went on to establish herself in the entertainment industry. Apart from being an actress and author, Jennifer also serves as the brand ambassador for Eclair Naturals, a body and skin care line.

 29 Melanie Griffith

Melanie Griffith.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 9, 1957
Sun Sign: Leo

Melanie Griffith was a successful and popular Hollywood actress in the 1980s and the 1990s. Body Double, Buffalo Girls, Pacific Heights, Mulholland Falls, Lolita and The Bonfire of the Vanities are some of her notable films. She has also worked in several television series, mainly in the 2000s when her movie career waned. She had issues with alcohol and drug addiction.

 30 Barbara Stanwyck

Barbara Stanwyck.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 16, 1907
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: January 20, 1990

Barbara Stanwyck went on to become one of the greatest actresses of Classical Hollywood cinema after being orphaned at age four. One of the favorite actresses of directors like Cecil B. DeMille, Barbara had become the highest-paid actress in America by 1944. Known for her realistic screen presence, Barbara won several prestigious honorary lifetime awards for her contribution to cinema.

 31 Kyra Sedgwick

Kyra Sedgwick.
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Famous As: American Actress
Birthdate: August 19, 1965
Sun Sign: Leo

Kyra Sedgwick is a popular American filmmaker and actress. Such is her popularity as a TV actress that Kyra Sedgwick started earning around US$300,000 per episode in 2007. Among many other prestigious awards, such as an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award, she has also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

 32 Bea Arthur

Bea Arthur.
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Famous As: Actress, Activist
Birthdate: May 13, 1922
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: April 25, 2009

American actress Bea Arthur worked extensively in television and was hailed for her comic timing. All in the Family, Maude and The Golden Girls are some of her acclaimed series. In her long career, she also worked in films like Lovers and Other Strangers, History of the World 1 and For Better or Worse. She won many accolades, including two Emmy awards.

 33 Maggie Gyllenhaal

Maggie Gyllenhaal.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 16, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Daughter of filmmaker Stephen Gyllenhaal, Maggie Gyllenhaal is known for her Golden Globe-winning performance in the miniseries The Honorable Woman. Fans also loved her in Secretary and The Dark Knight. She has liberal political views and supports non-profits associated with human rights, eco-friendly fashion, and people with hearing loss.

 34 Joan Cusack

Joan Cusack.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 11, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra

Actress and comedian, Joan Cusack was born to a family with a legacy in acting. Talented and ambitious from a young age, she started by playing small roles in films before gaining popularity with her performance in the comedy sketch show Saturday Night Live. She has also acted in numerous critically acclaimed films.

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 35 Nora Lum

Nora Lum.
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: December 14, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nora Lum, or Awkwafina, soared to fame with the song My Vag, which became a YouTube hit. She then delivered her album Yellow Ranger and appeared in the series Girl Code. With The Farewell, she became the first Asian woman to win a Golden Globe for the lead female.

 36 Fran Drescher

Fran Drescher.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 30, 1957
Sun Sign: Libra

Fran Drescher is an American actress and comedian. Characterized by her thick New York accent and nasal voice, Fran Drescher serves as an inspiration to many cancer patients as she successfully fought off the disease after suffering from uterine cancer. She is also an outspoken LGBT rights activist and healthcare advocate.

 37 Laura Linney

Laura Linney
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Famous As: American actress
Birthdate: February 5, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 38 Felicity Huffman

Felicity Huffman
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Famous As: American film actress
Birthdate: December 9, 1962
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 39 Teyana Taylor

Teyana Taylor.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 10, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

R&B and hip-hop singer Teyana Taylor gained fame with MTV's My Super Sweet 16. She signed with Kanye West’s label and also appeared on the reality show Teyana and Iman, with her husband, NBA player Iman Shumpert. In December 2020, she announced her retirement from music through Instagram.

 40 Lena Horne

Lena Horne.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 30, 1917
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: May 9, 2010

Lena Horne was an American singer, actress, dancer, and civil rights activist. Horne's 70-year acting career was embellished with several prestigious awards, such as Grammy Awards. Her life and career were depicted in many stage shows, where she was portrayed by actresses like Leslie Uggams, Nikki Crawford, and Ryan Jillian.

 41 Christine Baranski

Christine Baranski
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Famous As: American actress
Birthdate: May 2, 1952
Sun Sign: Taurus

 42 Nicola Peltz

Nicola Peltz.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 9, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Popular actress Nicola Peltz is known for her perofrmance in movies like The Last Airbender and Transformers: Age of Extinction as well as television series Bates Motel. Born into an affluent family, she began her acting career at the age of twelve with the award winning stage production Blackbird. Since then, she has continued acting and modelling and appeared in music videos too.

 43 Tanya Roberts

Tanya Roberts.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 15, 1955
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: January 4, 2021

Tanya Roberts was an American actress and model who is best remembered for her role in the James Bond film A View to a Kill. While in her teens, she became a fashion and cover model and worked in ads for  Excedrin, Ultra Brite, and Clairol. She began acting as well and soon gained fame as a sex symbol. She retired from acting in 2005.

 44 Rhea Perlman

Rhea Jo Perlman.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 31, 1948
Sun Sign: Aries

Rhea Perlman is an American actress whose portrayal of Carla Tortelli in the TV series Cheers contributed to the overall success of the CBS sitcom; Carla Tortelli was eventually named by CBS as one of the greatest television characters of all time. Also an author, Rhea Perlman wrote the popular children's book series Otto Undercover.

 45 Gloria Vanderbilt

Gloria Vanderbilt.
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Famous As: Artist, Actress
Birthdate: February 20, 1924
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: July 17, 2019

Gloria Vanderbilt was an American fashion designer, actress, author, and socialite. As a child, she was subjected to a child custody trial, which the press named trial of the century due to its high-profile nature. As a designer, Vanderbilt is credited with developing and popularizing designer blue jeans. She also launched a line of household goods and perfumes.

 46 Sophia Lillis

Sophia Lillis.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 13, 2002
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Sophia Lillis is best known as Beverly Marsh from the iconic horror movie It and its sequel. Fans also loved her as Nancy Drew in Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase, as Gretel in Gretel and Hansel, and as Sydney in the series I Am Not Okay with This

 47 Michelle Trachtenberg

Michelle Trachtenberg
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 11, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra

 48 Mira Sorvino

Mira Sorvino.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 28, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra

American actress, Mira Sorvino, is best known for her Academy Award-winning performance in Woody Allen's 1995 comedy film Mighty Aphrodite. Also known for her political activism, Mira Sorvino was honored by Amnesty International in 2006 with the Artist of Conscience Award for her longstanding humanist and philanthropic efforts. She has also been working against social evils like human trafficking.

 49 Edie Falco

Edie Falco.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 5, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer

An actress best known for her role in the HBO series The Sopranos, Edie Falco is a multiple-award-winning performer. Born to parents who were working in the entertainment industry, she started acting in school plays when she was a kid. She eventually took up roles in TV shows and films. She is a vegan and the mother of two children.

 50 Ali MacGraw

Ali MacGraw.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 1, 1939
Sun Sign: Aries

A veteran actress with a career spanning over half a century, Ali MacGraw first came to prominence in the 1970s after acting in many popular action and romantic films. She was also active on the stage and in TV shows. Besides acting, she has been an animal rights advocate throughout her life.